Friday, 30 January 2009

Hasta la tortilla baby

So, Hubby's Dd and SO were due round tonight for food ... they've recently returned from a quick break to Spain and are settling back, somewhat uncomfortably, into cold, wet, windy and wintry UK weather, so to cheer them I decided on a Tapas type menu.  It was rather fun actually, spending a couple of hours making :-
Albondingas (meatballs in a spicy tomato sauce)
Champinones al ajillo (mushrooms in a garlic and sherry juice)
Chorizo de horno (chorizo cooked in oven in garlicy oil)
Ensalad de tomate (tomato salad)
Lentejas con chorizo (lentils stewed with spicy sausage, red wine, onion and herbs)
Pan de horno (hot fresh bread)
Patatas bravas (hot crunchy potatoes in a very oomfy chili tomato sauce)
Pimientos morrones con queso (baby peppers stuffed with cheese)
Queso - Manchego \ Mebrillo (cheese and a quince "chutney")
Tortilla espanola (spanish omelette)

Then, just because a few calories had been left laying around on the work surface and I figured people may still be able to poke a few inside, I created a raspberry vodka, raspberry and hobnob cheesecake.  Now hobnobs are oaty biscuits, like digestives only nicer - they made the base (mixed with some melted butter); the cheesecake was marscapone, whipping cream, egg white, raspberry vodka, gelatine and a little unrefined icing sugar, with the odd chopped raspberry thrown into the mix; the top was raspberries steeped in raspberry vodka - it worked really well!!  

The wine was from northern spain - up near Barcelona in Catalunya ... 

Good it was ... stuffed I am (Yoda has returned!!)

Have undone waist buttons so as not to explode whilst knitting! 


Suse-the-slow-knitta said...

me gustan tapas!

all of a sudden I want to jet off to Barcelona!

cookknitwine said...

engo gusto de ellos mucho

And I could just jet off too - it's supposed to snow tomorrow!

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